Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of a syllabic poem using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org inspired by the image below:
Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:
|1.||Reena Saxena||9.||Cheryl||17.||Jane Aguiar|
|2.||ladyleemanila||10.||D. L. Finn||18.||Yvette M Calleiro|
|3.||ben Alexander||11.||Jules||19.||s. s.|
|4.||Selma||12.||Balroop Singh||20.||roberta Eaton Cheadle|
|5.||Annette Rochelle Aben||13.||theindieshe||21.||sally cronin|
|6.||Gwen Plano||14.||Ruth Klein||22.||D. Wallace Peach|
There was so much excellent poetry this week! Make sure to read:
Annette Rochelle Aben‘s poem which used the names of flowers to connect to the dancers.
Gwen Plano‘s poem is dedicated to Spring!
It was hard to choose, but I think D. L. Finn’s haibun, called “The Light” brought out the personalities of Degas’ Russian Dancers. I got goosebumps!
The women walk quietly to the field as the war erupts around them. Fields that once held abundant crops were withered death under their comrade’s blood. The cities, once teeming with commerce and progress, are reduced to rubble, while its people hide underground or fight in the streets. Hope is dim as these women’s voices are raised in song. They begin the sacred dance handed down through the generations for just this moment when hate and fear were the only options. The fighting rages on as their song grows, and a faint sparkle of joy moves into their feet and fills their bodies. They are the light in the darkness.
gift from ancient times twirls in pink, blue, and yellow healing dance of love © D. L. Finn
This week, I’ve asked Denise to choose the photo or Ekphrastic image prompt for next month’s challenge. Please email your words to me at least a week before the challenge to email@example.com. Thanks.
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